Obituaries

Connie Risner Miller age 58 of Puncheon, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her home. She was born January 5, 1956 in Puncheon, Kentucky to the late Oakie Risner and Mary Risner, who survives. Other survivors include her husband Kellie Lee Miller, one son Kellie Shane Miller of Royalton, Kentucky, one daughter Mary Lea Miller of Royalton, Kentucky, three brothers; Adam Risner, Paul B. Risner, and Edward Risner all of Royalton, Kentucky, four sisters; Ella Rae Ingram of Mt.

Born: Thursday, 1/05/1956
Deceased: Sunday, 8/24/2014

Morris Montgomery age 63 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his home. He was born March 22, 1951 in Sites, Kentucky to the late Garner “Mutt” Montgomery and Imogene Bailey Montgomery Gullett.

Born: Thursday, 3/22/1951
Deceased: Sunday, 8/24/2014

Jennifer Kay Ratliff Shepherd, age 35, a resident of Long Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky.
 Mrs. Shepherd was born November 30, 1978 in Paintsville, Kentucky the daughter of Greg Ratliff and the late Kimberly Lou LeMaster Ratliff.  
 Mrs. Shepherd was a homemaker and devoted member to her family.

Born: Thursday, 11/30/1978
Deceased: Thursday, 8/21/2014

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Meade Lemaster age 103 of Litteral Fork Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born January 28, 1911 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Alexander and Julie Howard Meade.

Born: Saturday, 1/28/1911
Deceased: Thursday, 8/21/2014

Barbara Ann Arnett age 61 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She was born February 14, 1953 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Pat and Lottie Vance Arnett. Survivors include one son Gary Neal Arnett of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter Karen Renae Arnett Cole of Salyersville, Kentucky, two sisters Joyce (George) Brown of Pocatello, Idaho, and Karen (Calvin) Pitts of Jackson, Kentucky, and one granddaughter Jill Suzanna Renae Cole.

Born: Friday, 8/14/1953
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/20/2014

James Darrell Whitt age 72 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born March 13, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Dorsie and Lona Lykins Whitt. Survivors include his wife, Fannie Estep Whitt, two daughters; Deborah Skeldon of Columbus, Ohio, and Cynthia Mucha of Chicago, Illinois, one brother, Ray Whitt of Ohio, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Born: Friday, 3/13/1942
Deceased: Sunday, 8/17/2014

Betty Smith, age 84, a resident of Mudlick Road in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Smith was born January 28, 1930 in Leesburg, Ohio the daughter of the late Orville and Ocie Adkins Ratliff. Also, preceding her in death is her husband, William L. Smith; sisters, Norma Jean Craft, Joanne Wamser.
Mrs. Smith was a registered medical technologist until her retirement.

Born: Tuesday, 1/28/1930
Deceased: Thursday, 8/14/2014

Richard Dean McDaniel, age 51, a resident of Wilder, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Salyersville, Kentucky.

Born: Sunday, 10/14/1962
Deceased: Thursday, 8/14/2014

Bert Blair Minix, age 87, a resident of Alger, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. Mr. Minix was born January 29, 1927 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Kelly and June Push Minix.  Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Beatrice Rowe; and brothers, Homer, James, and Billy Joe Minix. Ford Motor Company in Lima, Ohio employed Mr. Minix until his retirement.  He served his country in the US Army during World War II and he was honorably discharged.

Born: Saturday, 1/29/1927
Deceased: Wednesday, 8/13/2014

Elizabeth Minix Bailey age 94 of Royalton Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Salyersville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born April 1, 1920 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Sam and Lily Howard Minix. Survivors include three sons; James Dale Bailey of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Howard C.

Born: Thursday, 4/01/1920
Deceased: Tuesday, 8/12/2014

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